Schrader was a 1964 gra­du­ate of Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, where he ma­jored in Voice and Or­gan. He al­so re­ceived a Ba­che­lor of Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ne­bras­ka (1966).Further stu­dies in the­o­lo­gy cul­mi­nat­ed in his or­di­na­tion by the Ev­an­ge­li­cal Free Church of Am­er­i­ca (1975).

He was an ar­rang­er, com­pos­er, con­duct­or, vo­cal­ist, and or­gan­ist and pi­a­nist, and served as an ed­it­or at Hope Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, re­tir­ing in 2009.

  1. Lord, List­en to Your Child­ren Pray­ing